alt.nameless.poem.yearns.longs.pines

alt.unnamed.work.rhyme.scan.versify

alt.my.love.miss.miss.miss
alt.far.away.lives.breathes.sleeps
alt.cold.phone.talk.chat.kiss
alt.answering.machine.has.uses.keeps

alt.my.love.!is.!answers.!responds
alt.my.message.record.log.speak:
“alt.some.days.seclude.hide.abscond
alt.some.days.like.think-it’s-neat.(sigh)

“alt.THIS.time.sadden.ponder.fester
alt.unwilling.self.detach.alienate.sequester
alt.human.company.like.wish.desire
alt.my.sadness.build.fuel.fire

“alt.your.presence.need.long.yearn
alt.some.day.arrive.deserve.earn
alt.greatest.wish.attain.promise.keep
alt.together.we.live.eat.sleep.”

Doug Held, 1997

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